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Complete Wearable Systems (Commercial)

Army's Land Warrior System (wearable system)
CharmIT Wearable (COTS wearable development kits with enclosures)
Freedom Scientific PAC Mate BNS (PocketPC based wearable with speech output and braille input for blind)
Genesis Technology Mobile Assistant (Xybernaut clone) [Dead Link]
Hands Free Mobile (wearable computers and electronics with support)
Hitachi WIA (SH-4based WinCE wearable sold as Xybernaut Poma in US)
Hitachi Wearable Internet Appliance (Hitachi SH-4 chip, WinCE 3.0)
Infologix ViaII-CT/SR (new and improved VIA wearables based on Transmeta Crusoe, Rugged Waterproof version available)
MiniSun IDEEA (Ultra low power 32bit embedded wearable computer and sensor array for analyzing body physical data and activity)
PGI RoadRunner, Humming Bird, Condor (compact rugged computers) [Dead Link]
Teltronics Mentis Wearable Computer () [Dead Link]
Vocollect Talkman (Voice interactive StrongArm/WinCE wearable)
XyberKids (MA V wearable in a backpack for kids)
Xybernaut Poma (New pda sized WinCE wearable with 800x600 HMD)
Xybernaut Wearable Computers (the most popular x86, and now Xscale and Transmeta based wearable in the world)

Complete Wearable Systems (In Development)

2nd Generation iPAQ Wearable Computer (designed by Ralf Ackermann at KOM, Darmstadt University Germany)
ADS Bitsy-Borg (ADS Bitsy StrongArm based wearable design)
Anurag Sehgal's Mountaineering Wearable (system architecture and prototype interfaces for climbing capable wearable)New
Battlefield Augmented Reality System (Navy augmented reality project)
Carnegie Mellon Wearables including Metronaut, Navigator, VuMan
CharmIT Wearable (COTS wearable development kits with enclosures)
CharmIT clone (Design for Transmeta based wearable computer based on CharmIT Pro) [Dead Link]
Drishti Project (wearable navigation system for the visually impaired, disabled)
Exponent Test-Bed Wearable Computer (Transmeta based wearable computing core)
IBM Meta Pad (Transmeta based platform for mobile and ubiquitous computing)
IBM Thinkpad (R560X)
Itsy/Cue Computer (Itsy based wearable platform at CMU)
MIT Lizzy
MIThril (MIT next generation wearable computing research platform)
Quantum3D Expedition (Comprehensive, Integrated, Open-Architecture COTS Man-Wearable embedded training platform)
Rehmi's HackMan 0.4 Wearable Computer
Ripley Wearable Computer (multiple versions, pc/104 based wearable by Clifford Leong/ZeroSpin)
Russ Hoffman's OS9 Wearable Computer
Smart-Its (Atmel microcontroller and PIC based ultra small form factor embedded systems with bluetooth, sensors, etc)
SmartBadge III (Third version of StrongArm based smart card)
Spacemaker wearable computer (Rick Jones PCM-9730 based wearable computer)
Stanford Wearable (aka Matchbox Server)
Steve Mann's WearComp6
The Communicating Scarf (Electronic Shadow wearable)
Thinking Materials (integration of technology and lifestyle with focus on wearables)
Turbo Tortuoise
WOC II (aka TuxVest, StrongArm wearable based on TuxScreen)
WearableGroup (Carnegie Mellon Wearables including Metronaut, Navigator, VuMan, Itsy/Cue, Spot)
WetPC (underwater computer)

Development Support and Services for Wearables

Tangis Corporation (wearable computing software development)
Thinking Materials (integration of technology and lifestyle with focus on wearables)

CPU and Hardware Support

802.11 wireless LAN standards (PDFs from IEEE including 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11d)
BlueUnplugged.com (Bluetooth hardware and technology site, very extensive collection of devices)
Bluetooth (low-power wireless technology)
Controlled Systems Journal PC/104 Homepage (lots of PC/104 info/links)
EG3 Embedded/DSP/RT News and Links
FlipStartPC HQ (Site for development with FlipStart handheld PC)New
HMD/VR helmet Market Overview (Comprehensive Overview of HMDs as of Jan 2002)
Linux PCMCIA Info
Linux on Laptops (Huge comprehensive site with info on components, linux configuration, etc.)
PC Keyboard FAQ (interfacing, protocols, wiring, etc.)
Ricochet (wireless internet access in select areas via serial, usb and pc cards)
SpeechWear (wearable computer with speech recognition at CMU)
ZigBee Alliance (Lightweight, low power wireless technology)
article at DPreview comparing compact flash media
pc/104 buyers guide (by Kevin Wang)
~ There are many other 802.11 WLAN, and Bluetooth devices in PCI,PCMCIA,CF,SD and USB form factor

PC 104 CPU Links

Controlled Systems Journal PC/104 Homepage (lots of PC/104 info/links)
pc/104 buyers guide (by Kevin Wang)

CPUs (Commercial)

3COM PalmPilot
3iLinux ($180 embedded linux computer)
ADS bitsy (linux and WinCE StrongARM,Xscale Boards)
ADS embedded StrongARM Boards
AXIS ETRAX 100LX Develper Board (low power system on chip supports full linux 2.4 kernel)
Accelent Systems (Xscale based embedded development platform and software)
Adaptive Systems (nc52 family of 2x3.5" boards)
Advanced Micro Peripherals Ltd. (Transmeta and x86 PC104 boards and expansion)
Advantech (several lines of pc/104 including new Card size PC)
Ampro (lizzy spec cpu/lots of expansion boards)
Ampro EnCore M3 (embedded computer with new AMD Alchemy MIPS32 400MHz processor)
Armcom Viper (PC104 Xscale board)
Basic Stamp Pic16 Controllers
Boser Computers (Industrial Embedded SBCs featuring Transmeta, VIA, Cyrix and Intel processors)
C Data Solutions Compact Flash Computer (Coldfire CPU, ucLinux in single CF card)
Compaq iPAQ (StrongArm/Xscale based pocket PC, h5400 has wifi and bluetooth builtin)
CompuLab (compact Windows/Linux Xscale PXA255, PXA270, 486, Pentium, Eden, Geode SBCs)New
Digital Logic AG (Swiss)
EG3 Embedded/DSP/RT News and Links
EMJ America Embedded Distributor (carry lots of vendors/nice pics)
Embedded Planet (embedded linux kits)
Eurotech (Italy)
HOPCO (pic chips and controllers, low price)
ICOP 6070,6075,6042 (Vortex86/166MHz based PC104 CPU modules)
InHand Fingertip3 (credit card sized Xscale board with Compactflash and Secure Digital interface)
InHand elf3 (small Xscale board with bluetooth, gps, and 0-2 pcmcia slots)
Intrinsyc Cerf**** Computers (Including CerfCube 405EP,CerfCube 255, etc. PowerPC 405EP,Xscale processor based miniature SBCs)
Jump (German maker of nice all-in-one boards)
Kontron (Formerly Jumptec) (matchbox sized 486 up to Pentium M embedded boards)
Linux PCMCIA Info
Linux on Laptops (Huge comprehensive site with info on components, linux configuration, etc.)
M Systems Flash
MPL PIP Packaged Industrial Computer (AMD ELAN SC520,Pentium,PentiumIII,PowerPC 405GP based rugged computers in aluminum housings)
Micro/Sys (low cost embedded computers)
Mini-Box M100 (VIA Eden/C3 based 170x170mm low power computer (7watts))
Mini-ITX.com (ITX form factor components and systems featuring VIA EPIA Eden, and C3 CPUs)
PFU Systems (formerly Cell Computing)
Parvus (great CARDPC carrier board)
Quantum3D Thermite (Man-Wearable Transmeta based ruggedized computer with advanced graphics)
RPCG (Embedded PowerPC Boards/ smaller then pc/104)
Real Time Devices, Inc
Simtec Development Boards (Mini-itx and smaller StrongArm ATX, S3C2410, EP7500FE boards)New
TINI by ibutton.com (Simm sized java embedded computer with networking)
Teknor (single board computers, panels)
Tiqit Computers (TIQIT makes TIny computers for ubiQuITous computing based on the famous matchbox webserver)
Toradex Colibri (Low power PXA270 Xscale based SO-Dimm computer module)
Tri-M Systems (PC/104 components and reseller of wide range of embedded products)
Tri-M TMZ-104 (Transmeta Crusoe Ultra Low Power x86 based pc/104 cpu, only 1.5W idle)
VMIC (single board computers)
VersaLogic (many different embedded systems)
WinSystems (various cpu, sound, i/o boards)
Xess Programmable Logic Development Platforms (small, inexpensive CPLD, FPGA, CSoC single board computers)
ZF MicroSystems
ZiLOG eZ80 (low power system-on-chip based on classic Z80 chip, web server ready)
empeg (linux in-dash StrongARM mp3 player)
iBASE Computers (PC104 and SBCs featuring Transmeta, VIA and Intel processors)
iDOT.com (ITX form factor components and systems featuring VIA EPIA Eden and C3 CPUs)
pc/104 buyers guide (by Kevin Wang)

PC 104 CPUs (Commercial)

Advanced Micro Peripherals Ltd. (Transmeta and x86 PC104 boards and expansion)
Advantech (several lines of pc/104 including new Card size PC)
Ampro (lizzy spec cpu/lots of expansion boards)
Armcom Viper (PC104 Xscale board)
Digital Logic AG (Swiss)
Eurotech (Italy)
ICOP 6070,6075,6042 (Vortex86/166MHz based PC104 CPU modules)
Jump (German maker of nice all-in-one boards)
M Systems Flash
Micro/Sys (low cost embedded computers)
PFU Systems (formerly Cell Computing)
Parvus (great CARDPC carrier board)
Real Time Devices, Inc
VersaLogic (many different embedded systems)
WinSystems (various cpu, sound, i/o boards)
ZF MicroSystems
iBASE Computers (PC104 and SBCs featuring Transmeta, VIA and Intel processors)
pc/104 buyers guide (by Kevin Wang)

SMOS/Credit Card PCs (Commercial)

M Systems Flash
PFU Systems (formerly Cell Computing)

Displays (Commercial)

Albatech Personal Monitor (over nose glasses)
Article on kprinc.com,
Available at Mouser)
Colorado Microdisplays (DNLCOS displays, claim 1280x1024 color for $300 by 1999)
Comparison of silbling Sony Glasstron PLM-A55, Canon GT270 and Olympus Eye-trek FMD-100
Cybermind Interactive Nederland (VR/HMD retailer)
Daeyang E&C DH-4400 Cy-visor (complete line of 1.4MP SVGA wrap-around personal displays)
Daeyang E&C Personal Displays (800x600 glasses)
DecTalk (text-to-speech hardware)
DisplayWear Inc. (true desktop image size and resolution personal display solutions )
Displaytech (miniature FLCD displays)
Eye-Trek (OSR enhanced 1/2vga glasses)
Eyetop Eyeneo,Oneo (low cost color monocular HMD mounted on sunglasses)New
GP-1 RS-232 terminal (Converter to interface LCD display and keyboard with serial port)
HMD/VR helmet Market Overview (Comprehensive Overview of HMDs as of Jan 2002)
IIS Ice M1000 HMD (640x480 color AMLCD for H1000, unclear whether useable with other devices)
IIS Second Sight M1100 (640x480 color HMD for PDAs, linux supp in progress)
InViso Inc. (relective CMOS handheld displays 800x600 color, under $300)
Kaiser Electro-Optics ProView SL35 (800x600, 640x480 color monocular display)
Kopin (AMLCD Displays)
Leadtek X-eye HMD (OLED based 800x600 binocular color HMD)New
Lilliput Electronics (Small inexpensive portable VGA ready displays)
Liteye (color and b/w 800x600, 640x480 and 320x240 monocular )
M1 Personal Display (320x240 HMD)
M2 Personal Display (800x600 HMD)
Matrix Orbital lcd displays (have app info on using them with linux)
MicroDisplay (LCD Diffraction, various models and demo/evaluation kits)
MicroOptical Display (eye glass embedded display)
Microoptical Clip-on Monitors (various clip-on, and eyeglass diplays. standard VGA and RS232. Monocular and binocular, monochrome and color)
Microoptical Clip-on Monitors (incredibly small clip-on, and eyeglass diplays. standard VGA and RS232. Monocular and binocular, monochrome and color)
Microvision (Virtual Retinal Display)
Microvision Nomand HMD (see-through personal 800x600 monochrome red HMD)
P5 Private Eye
Planar Display Products (AMLCD,AMEL,LCD,etc.)
Seattle Sight Flex View/General Purpose HMDs
Seiko/Sharp 1/4 VGA (320x240 lcd $99-$199( )
Shimadzu DataGlass2/A (SVGA USB powered HMD used in Xybernaut Poma)
Sony Glasstron VR glasses PLM-A55
Three Five Systems Microdisplays (SVGA LCoS displays and HMDs used by Xybernaut and Hitachi)
Universal Display Corporation OLED research (flexible flat display technologies)
VIO I-glasses
Virtual Presence HMD page (great overview of VR HMDs)
eMagin OLED SVGA+ (SVGA+ color low-power Oled-on-Silicon Microdisplay, development kit available)
icuiti M920 Display (640x480 HMD for PocketPCs and PDAs)
new PLM-A35

Displays (In Development)

Canon GT270 Monocular Conversion (Zerospin's Clifford Leong converts wraparound display to monocular HMD)
HMD for Palm Pilot project (using Kopin 320C)
Hacking the Glasstron for Augmented Reality (from Georgia Tech)
IBM reflective LCD research
MicroOptical DV-1 (Bluetooth Wireless 1/4VGA Display)New
MicroOptical HMD ASCII Viewer AV-1 (Converting MicroOptical HMD to accept serial ASCII data)

Keyboards and Character Devices (Commercial)

Bat (One Handed Keyboard)
Bill Chappell's Chording Keyboard Controller (chording keyboard -> AT or RS-232 controllerMattel PowerGlove)
CUTkey Universal Terminal (alpha-numeric keypad)
Chordite (Yet Another One-hand Keyboard in the works)
Cirque Micro Keyboard (durable, small keyboard compatible with Palm, Pocket PC and linux)
DataHand Systems (2 one hand keyboards)
Dauphin keyboard (small ps/2 keyboard)
EKEG Mini Keyboards (3x7in waterproof keyboards)
Ergoguys (Huge collection of keyboards, mice and other ergonomic devices and supplies found no where else)
FrogPad (Compact one hand keyboard for mobile computers and OEMs including Bluetooth wearable version)
Fujitsu "Key Segment" (miniature keyboard for PalmPilot)
GP-1 RS-232 terminal (Converter to interface LCD display and keyboard with serial port)
Happy Hacking PS/2 -> Palm adapter
KeyTool chording keyboard (IR wireless chording keyboard)
L3 Wrist Mounted Keyboard
Lightglove (wireless wrist mounted keyboard using light to detect finger positions)New
Matias HalfKeyboard (22key half keyboard for palmand pcs)
Matias half-Qwerty Keyboardhttp://www.ekegelectronics.com/keybrd.html>EKEG Mini Keyboards (3x7in waterproof keyboards)
PGI Arm Mounted Keyboard () [Dead Link]
Stowaway Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard (Compact Bluetooth Keyboard)
The Fitaly (one fingeredkeyboard by Textware Solutions )
Tuffy handheld mouseAudio
Twiddler (One Handed keyboard/mouse)
Y mouse, Y keyboard (2 mouse/keyboard adapters)

Input Devices (Commercial)

Aura Communications Personal Wireless (near field magnetic PAN devices, headset and technologies)New
Bat (One Handed Keyboard)
Bill Chappell's Chording Keyboard Controller (chording keyboard -> AT or RS-232 controllerMattel PowerGlove)
BodyMedia Continuous Body Monitoring (tools for monitoring heart rate, sleeping, blood pressure, etc.)
BossWave FinRing (tilt sensing wireless pointing device, replaces USB mouse)New
CUTkey Universal Terminal (alpha-numeric keypad)
Chordite (Yet Another One-hand Keyboard in the works)
Cirque Micro Keyboard (durable, small keyboard compatible with Palm, Pocket PC and linux)
Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless (2MP Bluetooth digital camera)New
DataHand Systems (2 one hand keyboards)
Dauphin keyboard (small ps/2 keyboard)
EKEG Mini Keyboards (3x7in waterproof keyboards)
Ergoguys (Huge collection of keyboards, mice and other ergonomic devices and supplies found no where else)
Facephone-Portable Hands Free Earset
FrogPad (Compact one hand keyboard for mobile computers and OEMs including Bluetooth wearable version)
Fujitsu "Key Segment" (miniature keyboard for PalmPilot)
GP-1 RS-232 terminal (Converter to interface LCD display and keyboard with serial port)
General Reality Glove, and Body Devices (exotic)
Happy Hacking PS/2 -> Palm adapter
IBVA Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyser (Hardware and software to montior brain activity in real time using headband sensor arrays)
Jabra FreeSpeak (Bluetooth headset)
KeyTool chording keyboard (IR wireless chording keyboard)
L3 Wrist Mounted Keyboard
LifeSync Wireless ECG System (Bluetooth wireless ECG patient monitor)New
Lightglove (wireless wrist mounted keyboard using light to detect finger positions)New
Logitech Cordless Presenter (Bluetooth optical mouse with LASER!)
Matias HalfKeyboard (22key half keyboard for palmand pcs)
Matias half-Qwerty Keyboardhttp://www.ekegelectronics.com/keybrd.html>EKEG Mini Keyboards (3x7in waterproof keyboards)
Mattel PowerGlove/VR on Linux
Navigation/Weather sensor (PalmPilot)
Nissho VR Glove
PGI Arm Mounted Keyboard () [Dead Link]
Sony Ericsson Chatpen CH-30 (Bluetooth pen)
Stowaway Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard (Compact Bluetooth Keyboard)
The Fitaly (one fingeredkeyboard by Textware Solutions )
The Kitty Project (Keyboard independent touch typing kitty method and device)
Tuffy handheld mouseAudio
Twiddler (One Handed keyboard/mouse)
VTi VR Glove (and others)
Virtual Presence Glove Page (nice collection of VR gloves)
VivoMetrics (continuous physiologicalmonitoring LifeShirt System)
Y mouse, Y keyboard (2 mouse/keyboard adapters)
unleash wireless networking (Ultra low power Near Field Magnetic Wireless Technology, demo headset)

Input Devices (In Development)

7-Key v1.0 (parallel port chording keyboard: schematics and drivers for dos)
Acceleglove (Whole hand input device for sign language, VR)
AnyWear TNG interfaces (interface devices, transducers, sensors for NeatTools)
BerkleyAcceleration Sensing Glove (virtual keyboard research)
CCG Bluetooth Accelerometer (Miniature open source PIC + Bluetooth + 3 axis accelerometer)
Fiddler (Twiddler clone) [Dead Link]
Key-Glove (Inexpensive Glove Keyboard)
Morseall (Morse code user interface for linux)
Parallel port chording keyboard (Lee Adamson's specs and software)
Smart-Its (Atmel microcontroller and PIC based ultra small form factor embedded systems with bluetooth, sensors, etc)
The Multi-Sensor Wearable (Wearable Sensors for a variety of purposes)
Tilttype (Wrist worn keyboard using tilt sensor and lcd display)
WearClam: A Wearable Input Interface (ergonomic one or two handed keyboard)
WetPC Kord Products (evaluation products including hand controllers and software for underwater use)
Wirejunkie's Keyglove (one handed keyboard)

Cameras

CMUcam (microcontroller camera)
QuickCam (b/w & color parallel port cameras)
QuickCam for Nightvision (some infrared snapshots I took)

GPS Devices

EMTAC CRUX II / BTGPS (bluetooth GPS receiver)
Garmin (Consumer GPS products and small OEM modules)
LaipacTech (RF,GPS modules and development kits for embedded applications)
Pharos CF GPS (CF format GPS unit and software)
SiRF (GPS semiconductors and products)
Socket Bluetooth GPS unit (wireless 12 channel GPS receiver)
Trimble (Industrial GPS products, and small low power OEM modules)

Network Devices (Commercial)

AeroComm 2400GHz credit card sized tranceiver
Aura Communications Personal Wireless (near field magnetic PAN devices, headset and technologies)New
BlueUnplugged.com (Bluetooth hardware and technology site, very extensive collection of devices)
Bluetooth (low-power wireless technology)
Cisco Aironet 340/350 (linux sup)
Digital Roamabout PCMCIA wireless ethernet (800ft)
Free2Move Bluetooth serial plug (RS-232 to bluetooth adapter)
HandyWave Bluetooth Devices (bluetooth adapters for serial, usb, centronics, and GPIB ports and access points)
IBM Cordless Connection (wireless modem transceiver)
LaipacTech (RF,GPS modules and development kits for embedded applications)
LinkSys WPC11 (linux ok)
Lucent/Agere Orinoco Silver (formerly Wavelan, linux sup)
Metrocom Ricochet Wireless Modems (select areas)
PacComm Packet Radio Systems (packet controllers, tnc, modems)
Panasonic Datalink (wireless phone/modem)
RF Digital Wireless Transceivers (400,433,900 MHz serial interface tranceivers)
RFwaves (ultra low cost, low power wireless chips)
Ricochet (wireless internet access in select areas via serial, usb and pc cards)
SMC 2632W (linux sup)
SyChip WLAN 6060 (SD form factor wireless lan card)
Symbol Wireless Networker (CompactFlash form factor wireless lan card)
USR 2410 (linux sup)
Wavelan 11Mbs (wireless NIC, under $200)
ZigBee Alliance (Lightweight, low power wireless technology)
~ There are many other 802.11 WLAN, and Bluetooth devices in PCI,PCMCIA,CF,SD and USB form factor

Bluetooth Devices (Commercial)

3e Technologies 3e-250 (Bluetooth<->RS232 converter)
Bluetooth (low-power wireless technology)
Brainboxes BL-510,521,730 (Bluetooth<->RS232 converters)
Compaq iPAQ (StrongArm/Xscale based pocket PC, h5400 has wifi and bluetooth builtin)
Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless (2MP Bluetooth digital camera)New
EMTAC CRUX II / BTGPS (bluetooth GPS receiver)
Free2Move Bluetooth serial plug (RS-232 to bluetooth adapter)
HandyWave Bluetooth Devices (bluetooth adapters for serial, usb, centronics, and GPIB ports and access points)
Jabra FreeSpeak (Bluetooth headset)
Logitech Cordless Presenter (Bluetooth optical mouse with LASER!)
Sony Ericsson Chatpen CH-30 (Bluetooth pen)
Sphinx Elektronik PICO Plug (Bluetooth<->RS232/Centronics adapter)
Stowaway Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard (Compact Bluetooth Keyboard)
Wireless Futures BlueWAVE PCB OEM Wireless Cable (Bluetooth<->RS232 adapter modules)

Storage Media (Commercial)

Addonics Pocket 56K modem (requires only one serial port)
Addonics Pocket CDROM (PCMCIA)
Addonics Pocket SuperDisk (PCMCIA)
Addonics Pocket Zip Drive (PCMCIA)
CMS Enhancements PCMCIA HDD
California PC (Flash drives, 2.5"->3.5" connectors)
DEC StorageWorks Solid State Disks (high capacity)
IBM 2.5" HDD
IBM Microdrive (ultra small hard drive)
Imation RipGO! (portable 3 inch cdr burner and digital audio player)
Iomega Clic Drive (small removable)
Kingston PCMCIA HDD
Lexar Flash Products
Memtech (high capacity flash drives, ide, scsi, up to 3GB)
Pretec Flash Products
Procom PCMCIA HDD
Sandisk Flash Drives/Cards
Simple 2.5" HDD
Simpletech Flash Products
Synchrotech (1gig pcmcia HDD)
TAPR Compact Flash Card (economical way to add flash to IDE bus)
Tek Gear USB ThumbDrive (tiny 8-256MB drive)
Toshiba 2.5" HDD
Viking Flash Products
article at DPreview comparing compact flash media

Smart Fabrics and Clothing

Infineon Enabling Technologies [ ]

Other Hardware (Commercial)

Cellular Jewelry (Jewelry that reacts to incoming cell calls)
DED Limited (Maker of portable printers and Smart Card readers, printers)
IBVA Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyser (Hardware and software to montior brain activity in real time using headband sensor arrays)
Techniprise VHDL prototyping, very inexpensive

Adapters and Converters (Commercial)

2.5 laptop->3.5 desktop hard drive adapter (The Computer Geeks Hardware Discount Outlet)
3e Technologies 3e-250 (Bluetooth<->RS232 converter)
AI Tech Pocket Scan Converter PSC 1106
Brainboxes BL-510,521,730 (Bluetooth<->RS232 converters)
Colorgraphic video cards (PCMCIA and CF VGA,NTSC,PAL video cards)New
Free2Move Bluetooth serial plug (RS-232 to bluetooth adapter)
GP-1 RS-232 terminal (Converter to interface LCD display and keyboard with serial port)
Happy Hacking PS/2 -> Palm adapter
IBT PCMCIA->ISA Converter
ITU Technologies serial->NTSC video converter
Mesa CFADPT1/CFPADT2/CFADPTHD (1/2 slot Compact Flash to IDE adapter)
Mesa PC/104 Flash Drives (PC/104 IDE flash memory cards)
Mesa SmartIDE (Smart Media to IDE adapter)
PC Engines IDE to CompactFlash adapter
RF Digital Wireless Transceivers (400,433,900 MHz serial interface tranceivers)
RS-SVGA (RS-232(serial to SVGA adapterto output ascii text to svga display.)
Sphinx Elektronik PICO Plug (Bluetooth<->RS232/Centronics adapter)
Synchrotech PCMCIA->USB 2.0
Synchrotech PCMCIA->firewire 1394
TAPR CompactFlash Card Adapter FLSADP2 (IDE->CF adapter)
Wireless Futures BlueWAVE PCB OEM Wireless Cable (Bluetooth<->RS232 adapter modules)

Adapters and Converters (In Development)

Newton -> AT keyboard adapter hack
VGA to TV converter (design by Tomi Engdahl using Analog Devices chip)
X on TV (quick and dirty VGA->NTSC conversion)
X on TV (quick and dirty VGA-NTSC conversion)
XCam2 Hack (instructions for separating x10 cam into NTSC color camera and wireless audio/video tramitter)

Potential Wearable Applications (Commercial)

3COM PalmPilot (PDA)
Aeronix Zipit instant messenger appliance (ARM7 based linux palmtop with wifi only $99)New
Antelope modular computing core (low power modular mobile computing system)
CDL Paron MPC (Secure StrongArm Linux PDA developed with IBM)
FlipStart PC (Palm sized 1GHz windows XP system)New
FlipStartPC HQ (Site for development with FlipStart handheld PC)New
Fossil Wrist PDA (Several models running PalmOS)
Franklin Rex (Credit Card PDA)
HP200LX PalmPC (minix support)
Hitachi Traveler (mini notebook)
IIS Ice H1000 (StrongArm Based PDA with 640x480 color projected display)
MIT HandyBoard (small 32k 68HC11 controller with LCD/serial/etc)
Mini-Box M100 (VIA Eden/C3 based 170x170mm low power computer (7watts))
Mitsubishi AMiTY (mini notebook)
MyLinux PLW (Pocket Linux Workstationbased on Hitachi Super H)
OQO Ultra-Personal Computer (3x4" complete transmeta computer with LCD display, WLAN, etc)
Orang-Otang (stuff to attach palm to body)
Panasonic Toughbook 07 (Mobile Data Wireless Display)
Pocket Linux Sorobangeeks (French linux on PDA news and discussion site)
Psion Series 5 and Geofox's Geofox One (linux support)
Saint Song Cappuccino G1 (1.9 pound linux compatible mini pc)
Seiko Ruputer (16bit Dos wrist watch)
Sony Vaio PictureBook (compact laptop utilizing Transmeta Crusoe processor)
The Espresso PC (pocket sized Cleron/PIII system. The thing looks just like a walkman [)
Toshiba Libretto (mini notebook. ) [Note: go to tech support for info at toshiba]
TuxScreen Phone (StrongArm based limited edition linux computer with phone, X10)
WearLogic electronic wallet
eBook (Electronic Books/thin portable text and image viewers)
empeg (linux in-dash StrongARM mp3 player)
iPAQ (linux capable handheld)
iPAQ linux (site dedicated to linux on the iPAQ)
new Sharp Zaurus SL-C700 (dynamism.com imports and sells the new Zaurus XScale incarnation with swivel 640x480 screen)
onHand PC/PDA (16bit dos wrist watch/looks like the Ruputer Watch)
review]

Power Supplies and Batteries (Commercial)

Alladin Alladinpower, Steppower (hand/foot powered generators up to 1 watt/min)
ICP BatterySaver Flex5 (Flexible weatherproof 5watt solar array)
ICP iSun (Portable solar chargers for portable electronics)
Inspired Energy wearable batteries (Wearable battery pouches, batteries and connectors)
ModelPower (Hydrogen gas power source)
Nitrogen (as a power source/belongs in bleeding edge section above)
battery FAQ maintained by Cadex.

Electronic Parts and Component Suppliers (Commercial)

Allied Electronics (lots of stuff, connectors)
B.G.Micro (new and surplus components)
BWI (specializing in embedded systems, products and integration)
Basic Stamp Pic16 Controllers
CircusSystems Power Horse (DC-DC 5V 3A 90% efficient step-down switching power solution for wearables)
Datel (Dc-Dc converters, panel meters)
Digikey (ic,solidstate,lcd,etc.)
EIO (Surplus Electronics and Computer, cheap LCD displays, etc.)
EMJ America Embedded Distributor (carry lots of vendors/nice pics)
Electronics Express (Electronics for Schools Colleges and Industry)
Embedded Planet (embedded linux kits)
Embeddedwares.com (Embedded systems and custom computers division of Akumeka Technology )
Ergoguys (Huge collection of keyboards, mice and other ergonomic devices and supplies found no where else)
Extreme Computing (great selection of wearable products and links)
FlipStartPC HQ (Site for development with FlipStart handheld PC)New
Hagstrom Electonics (programmable keyboard encoders)
JDR Microdevices (pc components, connectors, ics)
Jameco Electronics (pc components, connectors, etc)
L3 Systems (great keyboards, RF equip)
Maxim (linear and mixed signal circuits, incl small dc-dc converters)
Medtronics Electrode Supplies
Mouser Electronics (Electronic components/no minimum order)
Newark Electronics (Catalog electronics distributor)
PDASmart (replacement components for iPaq, Axim, Ipod and PDAphone PDAs)New
Phoenix Group Computer Accessories (ruggedized peripherals)
RF Digital (Extensive line of RF kits for wireless communication and control)
The Computer Geeks Hardware Discount Outlet
Timeline (Electronics Surplus, LCDs)
Tri-M Systems (PC/104 components and reseller of wide range of embedded products)

Speech Recognition Hardware (Non-Commercial) (In Development)

SpeechWear (wearable computer with speech recognition at CMU)

Input Device Software (In Development)

7-Key v1.0 (parallel port chording keyboard: schematics and drivers for dos)
Morseall (Morse code user interface for linux)
WetPC Kord Products (evaluation products including hand controllers and software for underwater use)


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